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History

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

in History

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

including grade C or above in A Level History

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level History - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

History

Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, our course is diverse, international in focus and innovative. While focusing on war and conflict, immigration, racism, nationalism and empire, you’ll explore, debate and evaluate the key events and ideas that have shaped our world.

This course will hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations and you’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment. You will choose from a broad range of modules which are taught by lecturers who are leading experts in their fields. We cover British, South Asian, European, African and North and South American history and also offer unique specialist topics such as history of photography, history of sport and leisure, and history in the workplace.

**Key features:**

* History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.

* Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively. Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across a range of professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.

* Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.

* Learn from academics with international reputations who utilise innovative teaching methods to deliver a lively learning experience, which is enhanced by lectures from visiting guest speakers

* Boost your career prospects through placement and internship opportunities – our students have gained valuable skills at a large regional newspaper, the award-winning King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester, as well as teaching in Spain.

* Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students recently learnt about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin.

* Benefit from organised visits to archives and museums such as National Archives in London. You can also access DMU’s own historical collections, such as the Stephen Lawrence Papers, the Ski Club of GB archive and the Kodak collection, held at the Kimberlin Library.

Modules

First year
• Presenting and Representing the Past
• The Making of the Modern World
• 20th Century Europe
• Britain in Transition, 1760–1939

Second year
• The Historian's Craft
• Dissertation Preparation
• Visualising the Modern World
• British India, 1857-1947
• The Transformation of Modern Britain since 1939
• Englishmen and Foreigners
• Unity and Diversity in America
• History in the Workplace
• Germany and World War Two
• The Cold War: Themes, Issues, Controversies
• Sport and Empire
• Sport in Twentieth Century Britain

Third year
• Dissertation
• Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in 20th Century Europe
• Yugoslavia and Beyond
• The Olympics
• The Sporting Body
• Rural Britain
• American Presidency
• Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan
• Photography and Conflict
• Jews in Twentieth Century Britain
• Transatlantic Sport: Europe and the USA
• Indian Oceans – A History

Assessment methods

Our teaching is interactive, informal and enjoyable. We encourage you to develop your own thoughts, ideas and viewpoints and you will build the skills you need to be effective in both historical study and the modern workplace.

The modules are all designed to improve your skills as an effective historian from analysis and research to reasoning and evaluation. They are also constructed to help you develop aptitudes and characteristics that will improve your employability such as initiative, teamwork and communication.

The curriculum for History at DMU is diverse, international in focus and innovative. We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow students to broaden out their studies and to experience a variety of different teaching methods, module structures and assessment patterns.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
History

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Customer service occupations
10%
Teaching and educational professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History and archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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